Monthly Archives: January 2015
North Island January 26-February 2, 2015 On my first visit to New Zealand in 2004, I spent over two weeks in the South Island. This time, I make my way from Northland to Rotorua in North Island and have a nice trip.
My long trip in 2015 is centred around a sea voyage from Bluff, New Zealand to Cape Verde in the Atlantic Ocean. I choose Tonga as the first stop of this 160-day island-hopping journey. My friends either say “Where is Tonga?” or “There is not much to do!”. For a person passionate about islands, I … Continue reading
John Thomson(1836-1921), a renowned Scottish photographer and travel writer of his time spent ten years in Asia and returned home with some 600 glass plates negatives of photographs. He was the first foreigner to have photographed Angkor Wat. I came to Bangkok to see a photo exhibition “Siam -Through the Lens of John Thomson … Continue reading
I love to spend Christmas with family and friends if possible. This year Lawrence, my younger brother and a novice diver, took the family to Mabul Island, Malaysia which is close to Sipadan. I have not dived for over 12 years and am surprised I have not forgotten the basic skills. I had six dives … Continue reading